Breath of the Wild is Getting Story & Other Types of DLC

Breath of the Wild marks the main line Zelda series’ first foray into the world of DLC. Series producer Eiji Aonuma announced that you’ll be able to purchase an “Expansion Pass” on March 3rd for $20 USD that includes a slew of stuff. Here are the full details based upon their press release in the UK:

Starting when the game launches on 3rd March, players will be able to purchase an Expansion Pass for £17.99/€19.99, granting access to two new sets of downloadable content for the game when they become available later this year. Immediately upon pre-purchase or purchase of the Expansion Pass, three new Treasure Chests will appear in the game’s Great Plateau area. One of these Treasure Chests will contain a shirt with a Nintendo Switch logo which Link can wear during his adventure, exclusive to the Expansion Pass. The other two Treasure Chests will deliver useful items. The first content pack is scheduled to launch this summer and will include the addition of a Cave of Trials challenge, a new hard mode and a new feature for the in-game map. The second content pack will launch in Holiday 2017, and adds new challenges that will let players enjoy a new dungeon and a new original story. The Expansion Pass will be available for both the Nintendo Switch and Wii U versions of the game and are identical. Content packs cannot be purchased individually.

To see the full confirmation, watch the video above.

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  • Chris Jagucki
  • Brad Wood

    yeah, this is fine. for 20 dollars its not bad. I look at what other games charge 20 dollars for and am disgusted. At least there are no microtransactions where you need to have x amount of royal ruupees to unlock an exclusive mount reskin. lol

  • juanjo_dpr9

    Really, Nintendo? I thought this kind of filthy tactic was something common with EA, Ubisoft or Square Enix but in the big N…what a shame.

  • Ibi Salmon

    The DLC is fine and it does seem reasonable priced. However, I have an issue with the timing. DLC content being announced before the game comes out is always a bit iffy, even if the DLC is the good kind.